Yes indeed, at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Up until recently there were only three hotels, one a boutique, in Sydney that invited pets into the hallowed halls of a hotel room to share with their owners.
Unlike Britain and Europe, who love to accommodate their guests’ pets, Australia has had a no-paws rule in accommodation forever.
Way back I remember lying when we signed the ‘no pets’ waiver and sneaking a mid-sized bitsa wrapped in a blanket.
Jackie was very well behaved, stayed on her little bed and slept the time away. As we departed the country hotel, the manager called out: “I’m very disappointed in you girls for lying to me, I knew you had a dog . . .” we skedaddled out of there quickly.
While travelling in England staying in small to grand hotels – I observed that pets are welcome, and on the door of a country manor there was, instead of the paper hang up, a heavy brass hanging sign that read : “do not disturb the pets, they are napping.”
Anyway, not before time, a luxury getaway in the heart of Sydney no longer means you need to leave your furry friends at home. Guests are welcomed to explore the city’s pet-friendly activities while being treated like royalty with the new Pet Paw-fection package at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.
The dog-friendly hotel offers exclusive pet perks: the Hotel’s location allows you to explore the most beloved attractions together with parks,
trails, and dog-friendly cafes all within walking distance – which means you do not have to leave your pooch behind! The Concierge can assist with all your dog’s needs. And when your pup needs some ‘me time’ away from you, dog-walking and pet-sitting services can be organised in advance upon request.
True luxury is creating a meaningful sense of belonging for all guests – furry ones too! Posh pets are welcomed to a room equipped with local products providing a connection to Australia.
Another time we had a larger dog – half German shepherd and half whippet – I know – dainty feet. We had the last unit in the row at a motel and snuck Lucky in and told her to be very quiet and stay on her bed which was in the bathroom – she did shed. Next morning while I was having a shower Lucky had taken over and spread herself across the double bed – as they do – and was snuffling into the pillows.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney proudly partners with an Australian, dog loving company, Outback Tails, a family run company that collaborates with Indigenous art centres to design beautiful dog beds. The beds are
available for purchase through Concierge and a portion of proceeds benefit the Indigenous art communities.
“Since domestic travel has been on the rise in Australia, we have seen an increase in pets and families travelling to Sydney for a leisure getaway. Sydney has a large pet community, and we want to ensure we provide a personalised service and warm welcome to all guests,” says Myron Ting,
Director of Rooms, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. “A staycation should be easy and stress-free, and we will have everything waiting for you upon arrival.”
In addition, the package* offers the following dog-friendly inclusions:
• A dog-friendly welcome amenity
• Daily breakfast through In-Room Dining for two guests
• Australian Pet Organics’ treats
• Bondi Wash Pet bath amenities
• Eco-friendly, durable toy
• Dog walking services along with local dog activities available through Concierge.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney takes the stress out of planning a trip with the entire family, providing all the amenities your pets should need. All complimentary pet amenities are provided upon arrival, including plush bedding, dog toys, bath amenities, and even outdoor water bowls at the entrance for a hydrating welcome.
The Pet Paw-fection package is available all year round, so you’ll never have to leave your furry best friend at home.
*A maximum of one dog weighing no more than 11.5 kilograms (25 pounds) will be permitted per room. There will be an additional charge for an extra pet per room. Dogs must not be left alone in the
Hotel without supervision; pet sitting services available with advance notice. Follow #FSPawfection
About Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Sydney’s best located luxury hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney delivers an unforgettable five-star experience, surrounded by the city’s icons and overlooks sparkling Sydney Harbour. For more information on Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, visit press.fourseasons.com/Sydney or
check us out on Instagram @FSSydney.